Do you make a big mess when trying to cut corn off the cob? If so, try this "corny" tip....
There.....six ears of corn, cut and ready for the freezer, and only five kernels escaped!
Mr. Granny can't eat corn on the cob with his dentures. I cut these kernels from uncooked ears, put them in a microwave safe bowl, and added a tablespoon of butter. I zapped it for two minutes, stirred to coat the kernels with the butter, then spooned it into a jar. It should be delicious next winter when fresh corn isn't available.
Oh my word at the mess I make when cutting kernels off the cobb. Think I have a cake pan like that somewhere. Will give it a try as I have a hard time eating corn on the cob with mine, too.ReplyDelete
great idea. i too use that. another great idea is once you've cut the kernels off, use the back edge off the knife to scrapes any last good bits and juices out.ReplyDelete
That's a great idea Granny! We usually set-up outside to blanch and cut corn for freezing. It's just too messy inside!ReplyDelete
I could have used this tip years ago when I grew my own corn. I had corn EVERYWHERE. Add in temps in the 90's and high humidity and you had one BITCHY gal. (with a very messy kitchen!)ReplyDelete
I haven't done corn since. Now, you've gone and made it easy. My wonderful husband will NEVER SEE THIS POST. Hush your mouth!
Thats cool granny. I usually cut the same way with sharp knife but using a angel food cake pan is a nice tip. We use a lot of corn to make corn soup.ReplyDelete
Teresa, I've doe my corn like this for so many years, it never occurred to me before that everyone doesn't do it that way! A large bundt pan would work, too.ReplyDelete
Absolutely, Chuck. That's where all that good juice in the bottom of the jar came from!
Robin, hunt down that angel food cake pan and give it a try!
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Sarada, I already froze quite a few ears whole, but I think I'll make another trip to buy more fresh corn. I do like having some already cut off the cob.....corn chowder, mmmmmmm good!
We usually eat them on the cob. But nice tip. I'd never have thought of that. Now if only I had an old style angle food cake pan.ReplyDelete
great tip! do you blanch your corn before freezing?ReplyDelete
Daphne, my pan has a removable bottom, so I do get a tiny bit of juice seepage. I have a one piece pan in AZ, I'll have to remember to bring it back with me. Go to a thrift shop to look for one. I think I got my one piece at a yard sale.ReplyDelete
Wow! That is ingenuity! I wouldn't have thought of that. I am going to email this to my mother in law, who will get a kick out of this.ReplyDelete
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Do you have a good, easy way for getting the silks off?ReplyDelete
That's a good tip Granny, I've put both bushels of corn on the cob in the freezer already.. That tip is good for making corn pudding in future with some of them :o)ReplyDelete
Great idea. Thanks for the tip. I'll be freezing corn for my soup this winter shortly.ReplyDelete
OMG! That's awesome! We're having corn tomorrow...I'm going to give it a try...the grand kids will love the "corny" tip!ReplyDelete
Good tip, I do something similar but I just cut mine on large cutting board. What variety of corn is that?ReplyDelete
I want to do what this guy did...check it out.
Jason, thank you! Don't be a stranger, I love the comments.ReplyDelete
Dianefaith,....swear a lot? Really, I just use my dry hands. I find once the cobs or my hands get wet, the silks are harder to remove. I think corn varieties vary in how tight they hold on to those silks. The ones I did today came of quite easily. I've seen brushes that are supposed to do the trick, but I've never used one.
Ginny, I'm surprised you didn't know to do that. It's an old trick I picked up many. many years ago.
Rhonda, I wish Mr. Granny would eat corn soup. I make corn chowder for the grandchildren, and they really love it....as do I!
Lynda, have fun with those grandkids! Mine love corn and anything made with corn.
Kris, I have always wondered about those corn cutting contraptions. Not all ears are the same size, so I would think they could either get too little of the kernels or cut too deeply and get some of the cob (I hate when that happens!). Unless they self adjust or something. I vaguely remember having something like that many years ago, and it didn't work very well. It would have to be terribly sharp, or the person holding it would have to be super strong.
This is a great way of cutting corn from the cob. I saw Rachael Ray do something similar. She inverted a small bowl into a large bowl, rested the end of the cob on the smaller bowl, then cut down the cob the same way. All the corn ended up in the larger bowl.ReplyDelete
How clever! Thanks! I'll do that when I cut some corn for salsa!ReplyDelete
Kelli, you got lost somewhere between Daphne and Jason! I blanch some, and some I don't. I just zapped this in the microwave for 2 minutes. Those I froze on the cob, most were not blanched, but vacuum sealed. I blanched a few for comparison, so I'll let you know.ReplyDelete
Hi granny.......great idea u've got there! TQ for sharing....have a great day....i love corn! :)ReplyDelete
HangKebon, I love corn too! I just ate two fresh ears of it for my dinner. You have a great day :-)ReplyDelete
Kris, I missed your question about what kind of corn. I don't know! I bought it at a farm stand near Toppenish, WA. It's better than what I've been buying at our local stand, so I wish I had bought more. It was a lot cheaper too! It was $3 a dozen, and locally we're paying $4.50. I got beautiful Yukon Gold potatoes for $2.50 for five pounds, too. It would almost be worth the 130 mile round trip drive to go back for more! Well, maybe not with today's gas prices :-(ReplyDelete
Ribbit, Rachel and David, I keep missing comments tonight! Rachel I like the tube of the pan, as it grips the cob tight and it doesn't slip.ReplyDelete
Nice! Keep your tips coming for us newbies:)ReplyDelete
Great tip!! I also didn't know you could freeze corn in glass jars. Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Mrs. Pickles, just be sure to leave enough head space for expansion, or you'll have cracked jars! Knock on wood, but I've only broken one jar, a quart of soup that expanded more than I thought it would.ReplyDelete
Wonderful tip Granny. A kernel of thanks!ReplyDelete
LOL, I've been doing that one forever since I watched my grandma and mom do it in Bundt cake pans, one day I was cutting corn like that and one of my girlfriends came over and started jumping up and down and exclaiming what a GENIUS I was.... LOL! It was kind of funny to watch, and this is a girl who also had never thought about planting peas on BOTH sides of the trellis LOL.... you would have loved it :)ReplyDelete
Excellent little trick! I always just use a sharp knife and the cutting board - this would definitely be more manageable!ReplyDelete
Yes, whoever invented this was a genius! I have 2 pans just for corn. They get a little beat up after the years, but hey...corn!ReplyDelete
Somehow I still manage to make a bit of a mess. That's where the little hoovers come in....I believe you have two also!
I do the same thing when I'm making corn chowder! After the kernels are cut off, I scrape the cobs for every bit of milk. It can be a bit messy but it's definitely worth it.ReplyDelete
Lorie, you're welcome!ReplyDelete
Erin, I've done it this way like forever. It always surprises me when other people don't know about things I take for granted. Like peas on both sides of the trellis, LOL. Or how I cut a narrow strip from the top of a plastic bag of frozen veggies (brown sugar, powdered sugar, etc) and use it to tie the top of the bag shut again. Someone watched me do that one day and got all kinds of excited because she'd never though to do that.
Kitsap, try it, you'll like it. I'm afraid I use my pan more for corn than cakes ;-)
APG, I actually have three little hoovers, but one of them is battery powered LOL!
Thomas, I scrape, too. I want every bit of that delicious goodness.
You are a genius! I, however, am not, as I just recently gave away my angel food cake pan. Once I find one again, I'll be sure to use these trick.ReplyDelete
StacyG, I'll bet you can find another one at any thrift store! I can NOT use something for years, but the minute I give it away I need it. Never fails.ReplyDelete
thanks granny! i wonder if all this blanching i'm doing is necessary if i'm going to be using the produce this winter...ReplyDelete
Kelli, the canning/freezing books will all tell you it's necessary. I have had good luck with unblanched corn on the cob in the past, if I'm sure to drop the frozen corn into boiling water to cook it, not thaw it first. Thawing it first made it taste "cobby". Ginny leaves hers in the husk to freeze, but I shucked mine and bagged them in the vacuum sealed bags, which should keep them air tight.ReplyDelete
What an awesome tip Granny! Great idea.ReplyDelete
I hope it comes in handy for you, Meems.ReplyDelete